V. E. Day among Wanamaker’s June offerings
Grade 1 Travers Stakes winner V. E. Day is one of the twenty-seven hips set to be offered during this year’s Wanamaker’s June Sale which marks two years in operation. The catalogue provides opportunities for buyers of all kinds, with racing prospects, yearlings, broodmares, mares in-foal, and a stallion on offer.
V. E. Day, consigned by Lovacres Ranch as a stallion prospect, won the Mid-Summer Derby as a three-year-old and placed in the Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational at four. A son of English Channel, he was also a winner on turf and his second crop are three-year-olds this year.
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Cary Bloodstock consigns the stakes-winning mare Mega Dream in-foal. A producer of two winners, including six-figure earner Secret House, Mega Dream won the Great Lady M Stakes at Hollywood Park and placed in the Grade 2 Royal Heroine Mile Stakes. She is currently in-foal for the 2023 breeding season to Grade 1 winner Lexitonian, a son of Speightstown in his first season at stud.
Also offered is two-year-old racing prospect Honor King, a son of Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming. He is out of the Mineshaft mare, Lantern Glow, making this colt a half-brother to Remsen S. [G2] winner Leave the Light On and New York-bred stakes performer, Championofthenile.
For more information on those being offered in the 2022 Wanamaker’s June Sale, go to wanamakers.com. Prospective buyers may browse the website to view pedigrees, pictures, and videos of each hip offered. In-person inspections may be scheduled by contacting sellers with the information provided in the catalog.
Bidding will open on Thursday, June 30 at 8:00 AM ET, with the first listing set to close at 5:00 PM ET. Subsequent listings will close in three-minute increments. Detailed information on the buying process can be found at wanamakers.com/buy.
In addition, entries close on Tuesday, July 5 for the Wanamaker’s New York-bred Racing Age Sale, set to be held in conjunction with New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) on July 13.